Sesame Tater Tots w/ Sriracha Cheese Sauce

Sometimes a meal comes along that inspires you to try new things. Foods that you would never think could pair well together. In Atlanta we have a food truck that is an American/ Asian fusion. One of my favorite dishes that they serve are super crispy salty fries with spicy sriracha nacho cheese.

Here is a picture from last summer when Patrick and I took his daughter to get some of those fries during food truck night.  I also want to point out this awesome action shot of that sriracha splattering out of Patrick’s burger.

Anyways back to the tots! I tossed these tater tots in some sesame oil and salt then pan fried them. I whipped up my own version of sriracha nacho cheeses then added fresh grated cheddar, sour cream, more sriracha, and fresh jalapeño.

Mmmm… I miss these.

The best part is they can be made in 30 minutes or less.

Are you hungry yet?

What you need:

Frozen tater tots

1/2 cup separated Sesame oil

1 fresh jalapeño, sliced with seeds removed

2 cups Grated cheddar

1/2 cup whole milk

1/4 cup of flour

Salt and pepper

1/2 cup of sriracha plus more for drizzling

Sour cream

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

In an oven safe saute pan pour 1/4 cup of sesame oil. Heat over medium high. Add half a bag of tater tots (or enough to cover the bottom of the pan).

Toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper.

Once the potatoes start to brown place them in the oven for 15 minutes.

In a sauce pan heat the remaining 1/4 cup of sesame oil over medium heat.

Add in flour and whisk quickly until the mixture thickens and begins to brown. Add milk and whisk until smooth. Add 1 1/2 cups of cheese and sriracha. Season with salt and pepper.

Drizzle over the potatoes and top with remaining cheese, jalapeños, sour cream and sriracha.


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